Wednesday, May 30, 2012

  • Coastal Geoscientist Explains Sinking State of Louisiana
    Extended interview with Torbjorn Tornqvist, Tulane University professor on the risks of sea level rise and subsidence in Louisiana.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2012
  • Political Checklist: Romney's the Nominee, So Now What?
    "Surprise! Mitt Romney's the nominee," says NewsHour's Judy Woodruff in a chat with political editor Christina Bellantoni. But now what? The NewsHour political checklist duo breaks down where the Republican's campaign goes from here, how it's reaching voters through the Internet and apps and an unfortunate typo on Wednesday.
    Original Air Date: May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

  • In Toni Morrison's 'Home,' Soldier Fights War, Racism
    In her new novel "Home," author Toni Morrison tells the story of a soldier, Frank Money, who joins the Army -- absorbing the atrocities of war -- and then returns home after his service in the Korean War only to be greeted with both the institutional and casual realities of daily prejudice. Morrison speaks with Jeffrey Brown.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2012
  • How Obama Maintains His Secret 'Kill List'
    Drone strikes on militant targets in Yemen are on the rise, as are targeted killings of insurgents there and elsewhere. But who has the final say on the so-called kill list of terrorists slated to be killed or captured? Ray Suarez introduces an excerpt from a new "Frontline" then speaks with New York Times reporter Scott Shane.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2012
  • Campaigns Court Colorado Hispanics in Unpredictable Contest
    In Colorado, where Hispanics make up 20 percent of the population, presidential campaigning is increasingly being done in Spanish. And while immigration may not be the most important issue for Latino voters, it certainly is a defining one, according to Stanford University political scientist Gary Segura. Gwen Ifill reports.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2012
  • How Mitt Romney Came to Be the GOP Nominee
    Mitt Romney was 58 delegates away from clinching the Republican nomination at the start of Tuesday, as Texas Republicans headed to vote in a primary likely to wrap up the GOP presidential race. Margaret Warner and The Boston Globe's Michael Kranish discuss Romney's path -- from a failed 1994 Senate run to his current campaign.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2012
  • Canadian Ambassador: Syrian Massacre Is 'Horrific Incident'
    Responding to Syria's weekend massacre, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan met with President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday -- asserting that the country had reached "a tipping point" in bloodshed. Judy Woodruff and Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer discuss ongoing global debate over how to stop the violence inside the country.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2012
  • Pollster: Democrats Should Bait GOP on Latino Issues
    With polls showing two-thirds of Latino voters supporting President Barack Obama for re-election, the Republican Party faces an uphill battle to capture the Hispanic electorate in November. Gwen interviewed pollster Gary Segura, a Stanford University political science professor who is a principal at the polling firm Latino Decisions.
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2012
  • Toni Morrison Reads From Her Novel "Home"
    Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison reads an excerpt from her novel "Home."
    Original Air Date: May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

  • What it Means to Lead Men in War, and Then Return Home
    In the summer of 2009, Marines pushed hard against the Taliban, hoping to attain the Helmand Province. News photographer Danfung Dennis shot video, capturing the combat life and the stress of one Marine's difficult readjustment into home life. Jeffrey Brown and Dennis discuss Dennis' film "Hell and Back Again."
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012
  • Transitioning from Military Service to Civilian Life
    Called Boots to Suits, a new University of Colorado, Denver mentoring program hopes to tackle a handful of tough stumbling blocks for veterans returning to civilian life -- like finishing college and entering the work force. Ray Suarez reports.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012
  • Pope's Butler to Cooperate in Vatican Scandal Inquiry
    The Vatican scandal deepened Monday when the pope's butler, arrested for allegedly having confidential documents last week, said he will cooperate with Vatican criminal investigation of leaks. Margaret Warner and the National Catholic Reporter's John Allen discuss suggestions that a cardinal may be responsible for disclosures.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012
  • Were War Crimes Committed in Syria's Houla?
    United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus Monday, condemning a weekend massacre that killed at least 108 in Syria's Houla -- a collection of villages northwest of Homs. Ray Suarez and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News, reporting from Homs, discuss the state of the U.N. cease-fire agreement.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012
  • Eight States That Will Shape 2012 Election
    With just over five months until the presidential election, Judy Woodruff, Christina Bellantoni and The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg discuss where things stand today in eight key swing states.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012
  • Obama, Romney Honor Nation's Fallen
    As Americans across the globe remembered generations of the nation's fallen this Memorial Day, President Obama and Mitt Romney joined the observances -- taking time out from the campaign to praise the contributions of the country's servicemembers. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012
  • In Syria, Assad 'Formidable Regime' to Pull Apart
    Time's Rania Abouzeid reports from Beirut, Lebanon, on the fallout from the massacre in Houla, Syria.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012
  • Mitt Romney's Speech at San Diego Memorial Day Tribute
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney joined Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., for a Memorial Day tribute in San Diego, Calif.
    Original Air Date: May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

  • Students Square Off to Be 'Top Chef' of Cafeteria
    It's the finals for the Cooking Up Change competition at the Department of Education and six teams from cities around the country are vying for the win. The contest: who can cook the healthiest, most delicious school lunch under typical public schools budget and time constraints?
    Original Air Date: May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

  • 'The Swerve': When an Ancient Text Reaches Out & Touches Us
    In his new book, "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," author Stephen Greenblatt unearths the tale of a book collector whose discovery of poet Lucretius' "On the Nature of Things" helped change the direction of human thought. Jeffrey Brown and Greenblatt discuss the book and its many cross-generational messages.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2012
  • Brooks, Marcus on New Recession Fears, Bain Debate
    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, sitting in for Mark Shields, discuss the week's top news including Europe's ongoing debt crisis, debate over Mitt Romney's role at Bain Capital and a Congressional Budget Office warning about political decisions that could trigger another recession.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2012
  • Are U.S. Nuclear Plants Ready for a Fukushima-Like Meltdown?
    When Chairman Gregory Jaczko resigned from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week, reports suggested it was linked to battles within the commission over safety requirements. In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Miles O'Brien reports on how government regulators in the U.S. set the safety bar for nuclear plants.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2012
  • After Murder Suspect's Arrest, a Look at Legacy of Etan Patz
    For three decades, the question hung over the New York City Police Department: What happened to Etan Patz, the 6-year-old boy who disappeared 33 years ago? This week, police arrested Pedro Hernandez, charging him with murdering Patz. Ray Suarez and guests discuss the case and its impact on how we now search for missing kids.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2012
  • What a Muslim Brotherhood Win in Egypt Could Mean for U.S.
    Two of the most-polarizing candidates for Egypt's presidency might face off in a run-off after a partial vote count Friday in the country's first free presidential election. Jeffrey Brown and McClatchy reporter Nancy Youssef discuss the candidates, Ahmed Shafik of the Mubarak regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2012
  • Ahead of Memorial Day Travel, a Timely Drop in Gas Prices
    Nearly 35 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles this Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association. Drivers will find the average price of gas is down 14 cents a gallon from this time last year and 25 cents since the end of March. Judy Woodruff reports.
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2012
  • Stephen Greenblatt Reads an Excerpt From 'The Swerve'
    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stephen Greenblatt reads an excerpt from "The Swerve."
    Original Air Date: May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

  • The Fight to Prove an Innocent Man Was Executed
    A new report published by Columbia Law School professor James Liebman and his students aims to clear the name of Carlos DeLuna, who was executed for a murder that he swore he didn't commit. Ray Suarez speaks with Liebman about the quest to prove DeLuna was innocent and put to death for another man's crime.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2012
  • Bin Laden Raid Had Large Effect on Aid Groups in Pakistan
    New tension has emerged in the already troubled U.S.-Pakistani relationship after an Islamabad court sentenced Dr. Shakil Afridi to 33 years for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden last year. Margaret Warner and The Washington Post's Pamela Constable discuss the new fallout for diplomatic ties and humanitarian groups.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2012
  • Man vs. Machine: Will Human Workers Become Obsolete?
    Part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman has been showcasing the future of technology from a recent conference run by a California think tank -- things such as 3-D printing of prosthetic legs and iPhone heart tests. But the conference also resurfaced an age-old question about the future of human workers.
    Original Air Date: May 24, 2012